Carver County surpasses 100,000 people in latest Census estimates

Carver County surpasses 100,000 people in latest Census estimates

Growth of southwestern suburban counties is rapid, with Scott and Carver leading the state in growth as a share of population over the past six years.
West Metro
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Sheriff Rich Stanek spoke at a press conference in defense of Hennepin...

Hennepin County sheriff will hold news conference to dispute being on immigration noncompliance list

Weekly report tracking detention noncompliance is part of Trump executive order
West Metro
4:12pm

Cases dismissed against 2 drivers allegedly in pack of speeding exotic cars

"The state was trying to basically argue guilt by association," said one defense attorney.
West Metro
March 22

Minn. Republicans call for feds to halt Southwest light-rail funding

More than $900 million expected in federal grants.
West Metro
March 22

Twin Cities losing another Scandinavian retailer, at least in brick form

AlwaysMod will close in Golden Valley after 17 years, becoming an online-only business.
West Metro
March 22
FILE - This Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, file photo shows an existing home...

Maple Grove agent fined $5K for alleged kickbacks from title company

Officials contend free meals, drinks and lodging helped to create a conflict of interest.
West Metro
March 21

Minnesota boosts state grants for law enforcement to fight sex trafficking

Nearly $800,000 given out ahead of Super Bowl.
West Metro
March 21

Robbinsdale CVS worker faces 25 felony charges in prescription pill theft

A worker at a Robbinsdale CVS was charged with 25 felonies on Tuesday, accused of pocketing thousands of pills to treat everything from anxiety to…
West Metro
March 20
The crowd joined together to sing "This Little Light of Mine" at the c...

Delano kicks off anti-racism campaign with candlelight vigil

More than 1,000 residents gathered Sunday night to show their support of a local black family whose home was broken into and spray-painted with racial slurs a week earlier.
West Metro
March 19

Unlikely new hot spots in Twin Cities housing market

Affordable areas near urban amenities are in demand – like Richfield.
West Metro
March 19
The chief sheriff's deputy said the slurs included racially offensive symbols that he declined to describe. “Get out” was spray-painted on an exterior wall.

Delano takes on racism with public event tonight; Dayton, targeted family meet

The community is coming together to express support for a black family whose home was burglarized and vandalized with racist slurs.
West Metro
March 18

Dayton condemns burglary, graffiti targeting black family in Delano

Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday condemned the burglary and racist graffiti at a Delano home belonging to a black family that has left the town…
West Metro
March 18
September 27, 1989 Don Omodt: "There are certain things I have to ......

Don Omodt, longest-serving sheriff in Hennepin County, dies at 89

He served as sheriff from 1967 to 1994.
West Metro
March 18

Incoming Chick-fil-A draws concerns of some St. Louis Park residents

Concerns stem from past statements made by the company's leadership.
South Metro
March 18

Prehistoric artifacts discovered on Coney Island at Lake Waconia Park

Archaeologists unexpectedly find prehistoric artifacts in regional park, prompting another dig.
West Metro
March 18

Google vows to fight warrant over search for Edina resident's name

The warrant, approved by a judge, authorizes Edina police to collect personal information on anyone who searched a specific name on Google, creating "a scary slippery slope" according to one privacy law expert.
West Metro
March 18

West metro police blotter, March 19

INDEPENDENCE FEB. 11 Suspicious activity. Officers responded to a report of a possible intruder at a home in the 5300 block of Timber Trail. They…
West Metro
March 18

West metro news briefs: Minneapolis Farmers Market returns to Hennepin County Government Center

The Minneapolis Farmers Market, which moved last year to the Hennepin County Government Center’s grassy south plaza due to Nicollet Mall construction, will return to…
West Metro
March 18

Wayzata to move cellphone equipment from neighborhood park to middle school, pitting neighborhoods against each other

The City Council recently approved the move from a water tower in Klapprich Park to a new monopole tower by a ballfield at West Middle School.
West Metro
March 17
"We don't have quite as much room to spare," said Hennepin County Board Chairwoman Jan Callison. "It does constrain our options … especially in uncertain times."

Hennepin County fund dwindles to lowest level in recent history

Some leaders concerned about the amount in the rainy day fund; others see it as a positive.
West Metro
March 17

Eden Prairie driver admits joining pack of exotic cars topping 100 mph on I-394

A few days’ community service is the sentence for an Eden Prairie man who was among a large pack of exotic sports car drivers that…